Idol Headlines for 04/11/11 – The Evening Edition

Lee DeWyze to appear on Lopez Tonight on April 19th, 12/11pm CT (midnight) on TBS! (Via @DweezySignal)

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “After a lot of hard work we are down to 15 guys and 15 girls. #SYTYCD. I am very proud of the hip hop boys this year.”

David Cook tweets, “Sitting in a recording studio, recording radio liners. I’ve had to say @RyanSeacrest’s name roughly 277 times in the last hour alone.”

New Lee DeWyze dates in the Philippines: “Catch American Idol Season 9 Winner LEE DEWYZE Perform LIVE on May 7 @VenicePiazza, Mckinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio & May 8 @eastwoodmall 7pm”

Kris Allen to play Cinco De Mayo Kissfest at Smokin Aces in Mcallen, TX. More information HERE.

Ruben Studdard tweets fellow Alabamian, Paul McDonald, “keep doing your thing Homeboy.” Paul tweets back, “I’ll try my man! You and @michaelawarren keep cranking out those hits! I’ll see you guys in Bama soon!” Ruben tweets, “yes sir don’t come home too soon. We need another win. Roll Tide”

More Headlines after the JUMP…

David Cook attends the Scream 4 Pemiere in Los Angeles

Photo:  @rembrandtflores

Pia Toscano & Mark Ballas — Tongue Wrestlers!!!

Pia Toscano went on a radio show this morning and INSISTED she and Mark Ballas are “just friends” … what she failed to mention is they TOTALLY MADE OUT WITH EACH OTHER FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Read more at TMZ

Pia Toscano on Dating Mark Ballas: “He’s a Really Nice Guy”

“Well we went out with a group of people so it wasn’t really like a date,” Pia, 22, explained to OK!. “He’s a really nice guy.”

“It’s funny, you go out one second and then you’re dating,” the Queens New York native shared of the romance rumors. “It goes with the territory. It’s Hollywood.”

TMZ reports that not only did the couple go on a date in L.A. last Friday, but they also “made out” with each other.

Read more at OK

‘Idol Party Live’ Returns With Pia Toscano Analysis, More!

With Pia Toscano’s shocking elimination shaking up season 10 of Facebook>”American Idol,” the show’s buzz is the loudest it has been since the premiere of the new judging panel back in January. We couldn’t think of a better time to re-launch our official post-“Idol” chat show!

MTV News’ “Idol Party Live” returns to MTV.com on Thursday in its new weekly time slot, noon ET, to offer up fresh, lively and interactive analysis of Wednesday night’s performance episode and predictions for Thursday night’s results show. Our resident “American Idol” expert Jim Cantiello and a revolving door of “Idol” bloggers, fans and celebrities will break down every performance, controversy and awkward Gordon Ramsay audience appearance, live on the Web. Viewers can participate by rocking the #idolparty hashtag on Twitter, joining the MTV.com chat room and voting in our Facebook polls.

Read more at MTV

Lee DeWyze Performs “Beautiful Like You”

Via Cambio.com

American Idol’s Michael Johns Live Performance for Reality Rocks

Watch Michael Johns perform “Across the Universe” HERE

Via the MediaCircuit.

Proud mother Jennifer Hudson brings her little star David Jr on stage

Oscar and Grammy winning artist Jennifer Husdon is making sure that her career isn’t getting in the way of motherhood.

The 29-year-old took to the stage last night for the 104.5 CHUM FM show at Holder House in Barbados and took her 18-month-old son David Jr along for the ride.

As Jennifer sang she took the little boy on to the stage and even handed him the microphone so he could address to the crowd.

See the photos at the Daily Mail

Simon Cowell ‘helping hide money’ for property tycoon, court told

Simon Cowell is among wealthy people helping a property tycoon hide his money, an estranged wife alleged at the High Court today.

High-profile businessman Sir Philip Green and restaurant empire owner Richard Caring were also named by Michelle Young.

Mrs Young is seeking maintenance for herself and their two teenage daughters from Scot Young, who says he is broke.

Today she told Family Division judge Mr Justice Mostyn at London’s High Court that her husband was worth £2 billion, but business friends and associates were helping him keep his assets secret and protecting him.

Read more at The Daily Mirror

Ryan Seacrest busting a ‘Dance Scene’ move? Not likely

Laurieann Gibson may be the boss of all who move on her show, “The Dance Scene,” which premiered on E! Sunday (April 10), but her boss, Ryan Seacrest, will not be strutting any moves any time soon in front of the camera.

Gibson, choreographer to the stars — Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Diddy to name just a few — says her executive producer, Seacrest, has no plans to be on the show. Still she hasn’t quite giving up on teaching him a step or two.

“I am going to give him lessons when my show is a hit,” Gibson says.

Read more at Zap2it

L.A. Reid Says It’s Easy To Spot Someone With ‘The X Factor’

“The judges will all compete with each other,” Reid told Access Hollywood on Monday in New York of the big twist that makes “The X Factor” different from “American Idol.” “We’ll all mentor talent and then we’ll kind of compete with each other, so you take the likes of me and I’m competing with the likes of Simon Cowell and that makes for interesting television.”

Reid confirmed that, like the British version of the show, the judges will each “pick categories” of singers and “then they compete and we compete.”

The former Def Jam Recordings boss said he’s very aware of how to spot someone who has “The X Factor,” thanks to years of experience.

“I usually do… I can tell if they have it and sometimes they really surprise me,” he said.

Read more at Access Hollywood

L.A. Reid: Leaving Def Jam For ‘X Factor’ Is ‘Still Difficult’

“I loved the artist roster that we created at Island Def Jam and I love the company and yes, it was difficult. It still is difficult,” he told MTV News on Monday (April 11). “This morning I heard about a remix that Rihanna did with Britney Spears [for 'S&M'] and I was like, ‘It’s the first time some music has been done that I wasn’t involved with and I don’t know if I like that or not.’ I don’t know.”

It wasn’t so much that Rihanna and Spears hooked up on the track as that someone other than him made that decision. “I don’t like anybody tampering with my Rihanna,” he joked. “Doesn’t matter [what the song sounds like]! I didn’t do it. No, I think it’ll be great, but it was very difficult to leave. It wasn’t difficult to decide to do ‘X Factor,’ it was difficult to walk away from this amazing roster and amazing staff of people and all the executives that were there that was tough.”

See the video at MTV

We’re Gleeking Out Over Our May Cover!

In case you haven’t heard, Glee is pretty much amazing. So, when the hit FOX show’s stars — Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Amber Riley — graced our May cover, we still wanted more! That’s why we are coming out with four covers of the oh-so-chic Glee gals.

See the covers at Marie Claire

Jackie Tohn tweeted a preview of the Kara DioGuadi Show ‘Platinum Hit’

Jackie Tohn and former Hollywood contestant, Jes Hudak are cast members. The show premieres on Bravo May 30.

  • Incipit

    David Cook tweets, “Sitting in a recording studio, recording radio liners. I’ve had to say @RyanSeacrest’s name roughly 277 times in the last hour alone.”

    So this time he’s going to be played on Ryan’s syndicated stations. And “soon” is getting closer. Cool

    The follow up tweet was funny –
    “thedavidcook: (In Seacrest voice)- “THIS… Is getting repetitive.”.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Rihanna released a new remix of her hit single S&M today to iTunes. This one features Britney Spears. Riri sounds the same as on the original album version and Brit sounds … umm … like she has a cold or something.

    Rihanna Reclaims Pop Songs No. 1 Record; Britney Spears Joins ‘S&M’ ‘Rih-Mix’

  • Trina

    Incipt is that what hes recording that for?? I was trying to figure it out because I know often when celebs do interviews a KIIS and other stations they record little bits like that when they’re at the studio. This seemed different though I guess because of the timing.

  • girlygirl

    One liners are promos for the radio show. David is probably recording something that goes along the lines of “This is David Cook and you’re listening to Ryan Seacrest on…”

  • meyers77

    Ruben Stoddard: Roll Tide

    Uh-oh, not good. Paul went to Auburn.

  • hicksaholic

    meyers77

    You got that right and I certainly hope Paul is an Auburn fan. Too much drama with Taylor who grew up an Alabama fan but went to Auburn to school. I certainly hope Paul is Auburn all the way.

  • CindyM
  • CindyM

    adamlambert
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  • Valentin432

    BTW MJ, why wasn’t there a Something Pitchy edition about last week’s result show?
    I was looking forward to it but it didn’t happen I guess.

  • LK3

    AmericanIdol American Idol
    Having a Nashville sing-a-long, @PMcDonaldAI10 and @LAlainaAI10 http://yfrog.com/h262j8j

    Has Paul had his hair buzz-cut at the sides?? I can’t quite make it out..

    eta: it appears not..

    PMcDonaldAI10 Paul McDonald
    Looks like i have a mohawk haha.RT @AmericanIdol: Having a Nashville sing-a-long, @PMcDonaldAI10 and @LAlainaAI10 http://yfrog.com/h262j8j

  • gangreen29

    I sure hope there is some good hip hop this year!

  • sr4mjc

    “I don’t like anybody tampering with my Rihanna,” he joked.

    Good Luck Chris Brown with Reid in charge ;) No wonder he’s putting out another album this year, probably trying to fulfill his contract and jump labels quickly.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Uh-oh, not good. Paul went to Auburn.

    No worries. That’s not enough for me not to vote for him. His over-all weakness in the competition, on the other hand…

    I will admit to liking him last week.

    On that note, Roll Tide!

    Team Growl FTW!

  • marmom07

    I’m sorry but Lee looks like a homeless person busking on the street. He even has his guitar case open. Seems to me he should at least want to look successful (they say that’s half the battle sometimes).

  • BootStar

    Hey, MJ, did you catch the premiere last Friday of “CMT’s Next Superstar”? It was kinda boring, but there were a bunch of American Idol connections. Fan favorite Adrienne Beasley nearly got eliminated but Top Judge (and David Cook’s current producer) Matt Serlectic (Lord, is he dull!) and guest judges Kristin Chenoweth (former guest judge and Glee guest star) and Fred Bronson (Idols Now) kept her and sent home the other lowest vote getter. There was also a young woman in the audience (they showed her up close twice) who looked remarkably like Katie Allen. Does she have a younger sister?

    Anyway, for all those folks who wish Idol spent more time showing behind the scenes stuff and “life in the mansion,” I think we’re better off without it!

  • tripp_ncwy

    BootStar, I saw it and I totally agree with your assessment. The only interesting person was the older guy. Two hours was way too long for this show.

  • windmills

    Aerosmith’s official site put up a news note and video link to Steven and Carrie’s duet of Undo It/Walk This Way at the ACMs.

  • kvwicks13

    I think Lee looks fine. Not sure why a beanie and leather jacket makes him look like a homeless person.

  • marmom07

    Well for me it’s probably the grungy, ratty jeans combined with the old sneakers and the beanie. YMMV

    ETA: It’s his performance and he can dress any way he wants

  • tripp_ncwy

    @DweezySignal
    NEWS: Lee DeWyze to appear on Lopez Tonight on April 19th, 12/11pm CT (midnight) on TBS!

    ETA: They added him to their musical guests page.
    http://www.lopeztonight.com/music/nickcarter.php

  • googletot

    Well for me it’s probably the grungy, ratty jeans combined with the old sneakers and the beanie.

    Maybe that’s all he can afford since his sales haven’t been that great!

  • Brisblondie

    David Cook is at the Scream 4 premiere tonight.
    @rembrandtflores David cooke! #AxeScream4 http://twitpic.com/4jtps4

  • ri

    i normally think Cookie is extremely hot but in that photo he just looks like he’s trying too hard to look cool and if ya have to try to look cool then hot is ruled out. you’re just not doin it for me tonight, Cookie boy.

  • jammasta

    I HATE David Cook’s glasses :P.

  • Incipit

    David Cook is at the Scream 4 premiere tonight.

    Brisblondie, thanks for the pic! Seems like the photog caught him in mid-blink. David is looking very fit….in his go-to outfit for Red Carpets lately. *snerk*

    Now Andrew tweeted about what he was wearing, and that would be more scary than the movie is supposed to be! Heh.

  • Sassycatz

    If David stops wearing the glasses, he might start bumping into walls.

  • sma11ie

    I’ll be honest, I objectively think David looks better without glasses, but I also dorkily *love* the glasses. But I’m biased because I kinda love those glasses on everyone… maybe because I… um… HAVE those glasses. I have to say though, I’ve had my glasses for nearly 2 years, since before it became THAT trendy, so I’m not THAT much of a bandwagoner =P… and David’s had them for even longer, nearly 3 years I think, so I guess he’s even cooler than me, haha.

  • Fullmoon

    Some men look hot in those glasses (Depp) but just no Cook. Not working at all. Not even dorky cute.

  • Dakota01

    Not feeling the glasses on Cook at all. Not a good look for him. Not a fan of the beard either.

    As for Lee, I’m so sick of that beanie. He needs a stylist.

  • ri

    Some men look hot in those glasses (Depp) but just no Cook. Not working at all. Not even dorky cute.

    i so agree.
    Depp, God yes. Cookie, Dear God, no.

  • Eileen99

    Heh, I think the glasses are cute. I just noticed Ingrid Michaelson’s twitter pic tonight, David needs to do something like this:

    http://twitter.com/account/profile_image/ingridmusic?hreflang=en

  • artemis

    Eh, Lee knows how to dress up when it’s appropriate, such as when he performed at Comedy for a Cure:

    http://mjsbigblog.com/?p=57672

    The beanie is his style; I don’t know why he ever wants to hide his gorgeous hair, except it’s probably complicated and time consuming to fix.
    I don’t know why David grew that beard except he probably hates to shave. And contacts are too much trouble, I guess. He still looks good, though. I know there’s a handsome face underneath all that scruff.

    It’s almost like they want us to focus on their music or something.

  • suenigma

    Eileen99 says:
    04/11/2011 at 11:55 pm
    Heh, I think the glasses are cute. I just noticed Ingrid Michaelson’s twitter pic tonight, David needs to do something like this:

    http://twitter.com/account/profile_image/ingridmusic?hreflang=en

    So many jokes, so little time…

  • leome

    I’ve always liked those glasses on David, or anyone lol
    He looks like he has looked for years. He hasn’t really changed style. The vest, the shirt, the trousers, the glasses… all the same for the past 3 years or something.

  • hypertwink

    Anyway, I find it interesting that when Lee goes here to the Philippines, he isn’t performing at the MoA Concert grounds — where the Davids (and Beyonce, Rihanna) performed. I’m not surprised though, it wasn’t a great season. And I don’t know but I’d bet that if Crystal went here, she’d probably have a similar reception to Lee.

  • CindyM

    Adam with the Angry Birds at the Logo awards..lol

    http://twitpic.com/4jv4x5

  • artemis

    Lee is performing at the venues where Kris performed in the Philippines. In Jakarta he is performing at a venue where David Archuleta performed. I’m sure there are more dates to come as he will be in Asia for two weeks. As for Crystal, who knows? All the Idol guys seem to do pretty well in that part of the world.
    David Archuleta may have had low sales in the US recently, but my Pinoy friends tell me he is beloved in their country. I’m not surprised the two Davids drew such a large crowd there.

  • CindyM

    I don’t think its just Lee or Crystal, Kris had two Philippines concerts, but they weren’t at MoA either I don’t think. Maybe just a choice of different venues.

    Count me in on not liking Davids look at the premiere. Glasses are okay, but me no likey the beard, scruff is much better on him :)

  • sunchick

    So I dig the glasses and will throw down that Cookie actually looks hotter in them. I also, for the record, will throw down for the maximum Pixar hair. I am kinda over the button up shirt/tie/vest default dressy!Cook uniform but it aint changin, LOL. Woe be the stylist who tries to come between a boy and his default dressy uniform. Case in point:

    The vest, the shirt, the trousers, the glasses… all the same for the past 3 years or something.

    Anyway, it’s nice to see MJ perform Across the Universe again. Still think that ranks up there as one of the most underrated AI performances ever.

  • Fullmoon

    Awww godfather and godson http://bit.ly/gIGgj8

  • lovingadam
  • Indigobunting

    I like Cookie better without glasses and beard.

  • Fergie

    i definitely think Cook cares. and that’s exactly why I don’t think he looks hot

    I think I’m missing the logic but….. I think David is an adult who decides how to dress and groom himself and I’m more than ok with it. Man is looking and more importantly sounding fabulous.

  • Fullmoon

    Adam looked great on TV and gorgeous. RCAed posted a while back that Adam didn’t want to do anymore TV performances, I sorta didn’t believe it but looking at @LogoTV twitter it sounds like they tried to convince him to but he said no.

    Youtube of Adam introducing Robyn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmjTWwFGbhE&feature=player_embedded

  • Incipit

    Man is looking and more importantly sounding fabulous.

    Fergie, Heh… especially the sounding fabulous part. *wink*

    It’s almost like they want us to focus on their music or something.

    Artemis – IKR? Those shallow musicians, all into the music and stuff – *chuckle*

  • Trina

    I’d make a safe bet that won’t be his look of choice when he goes on Idol. He seems to go the extra mile in the style department when he returns. I know Miles styled him when he appeared at IGB last year.

  • suenigma

    Trina says:
    04/12/2011 at 1:47 am
    I’d make a safe bet that won’t be his look of choice when he goes on Idol. He seems to go the extra mile in the style department when he returns. I know Miles styled him when he appeared at IGB last year.

    Oh Dear God, not another cravate and smoking jacket (shades of Thurston Howell). That is one look I hope that Cook NEVER revisits. LOL.

    So, does this count as confirmation that Cook is going to be on Idol next week? Warning, those with an aversion to Cook in glasses and beard may want to avert your eyes. I love how even the news anchors at the end have to weigh in on the glasses. So funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0zxNAeIz_0

    Count me in as one who loves him in the nerdy glasses, especially when he is all sweet and crooked smiley, and using words like “galvinized” in casual conversation.

  • girlygirl

    Kris performed at McKinley Hill Concert Grounds in Manilla and then at the SM MusicFest in Cebu. Both concerts were outdoor venues.

    It looks like one of Lee’s concerts is going to be indoors at a mall?

  • girlygirl

    I generally like guys in glasses, and I think David looks nerdy cute here. :)

  • Trina

    Woohoo yep they say in that video he’s premiering his single on Idol next week!

  • suenigma

    I think he looks even hotter in these glasses that he wore the other day (warning: totally gratuitous photos of David Cook in aviator shades).

    http://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/14/00/65/74/20ue5i10.jpg
    http://i20.servimg.com/u/f20/14/00/65/74/dd710.jpg
    http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/16/37/70/14/pet-a-10.jpg
    http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/14/00/65/74/pet-2010.jpg

  • unidentified

    Well David’s glasses really seem to draw your eyes to him. The black frames on that porcelain skin. I kinda like them.

    He could thin out the beard some. He’s keeping it about the same length he used to, but now it’s thicker than it was 2 years ago. I think he might be pretty bushy when he is an old man.

  • jonina12

    @girlygirl Yup I think Lee will be performing inside the malls of Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, and Eastwood Mall in nearby Pasig City. His shows will be like the ones Allison did in Robinsons Mall, and Michael Johns, Jason Castro and Taylor Hicks in Ayala Malls.

    Kris’s concerts were all in outdoors venues. I attended the one in Venice Piazza grounds and there were around 17,000 people. Same numbers in Cebu which was also held in the SM outside grounds. Adam’s concert was in Mall of Asia (MoA), also outside grounds. Same with the Davids (Cook and Archuleta).

    The difference of malls (and grounds concerts) depends on the promoters of the concerts. Looks like the promoter of Kris’s concerts are the same with Lee’s but they put Lee on smaller venues since he’s not popular here in Manila. I haven’t heard of this until I just read it here in this blog. No news or anything from the radio or TV or newspapers. While Adam, Kris and the Davids were promoted months before.

  • jonina12

    also like to add that those concerts were considered successful (specially the Davids).

  • jdanton2

    Jordin Spark’s song The World I Knew from the upcoming Disney film African Cats is now on itunes.

  • Studio57

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrG46ojeC5s

    Adam and Nikka Costa in the studio!

  • sr4mjc

    He could thin out the beard some. He’s keeping it about the same length he used to, but now it’s thicker than it was 2 years ago. I think he might be pretty bushy when he is an old man.

    You are me. Just thin it out some to be scruff. The full beard doesn’t work for me, on any guy ;)

  • ilovekrisallen39

    I agree with you girlgirl, he sure does look nerdy hot. I love glasses on guys. I love when we see picture’s of Kris with his glasses on, he really look’s sexy and not in the nerdy way. I’ll take both him and Cook in glasses, then I can have one nerdy hot and the other just sexy hot. Yeah for Cook being on Idol next week. Can’t wait to hear his new single.

  • CindyM

    Thanks Studio!! I have now watched that clip of Adam and Nikka an inordinate amount of times. Their riffing sounds so good!!! Such dorks lolol.

  • sr4mjc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrG46ojeC5s

    Adam and Nikka Costa in the studio!

    HAHA, nice to see Adam being silly. First Tedder calls him silly, then he and Nikka being goofballs. Love suits him, he’s in a happy place :)

  • koshka

    Adam and Nikka.. that was pretty funny. :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    @girlygirl Yup I think Lee will be performing inside the malls of Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, and Eastwood Mall in nearby Pasig City. His shows will be like the ones Allison did in Robinsons Mall, and Michael Johns, Jason Castro and Taylor Hicks in Ayala Malls

    Would this mean that Lee will not have a full band with him? I guess it will be him and his keyboardist.

    ETA:

    Lee DeWyze will perform at the Cascade Lounge in The Hotel Mulia in Jakarta on 14th Of May at 7 pm.

  • Avari

    I haven’t followed David Cook that closely, so can’t comment on his past style…but I like the glasses and bushy hair look on him. Like the rolled-up-sleeves-with–vest-and-leather-cuff thing too. If that’s his default/trademark style, I think it suits him. :-)

  • Chicagolaw

    OMG! It’s Adam in Nikka’s Box! I have been waiting for this. So, so funny!

  • Kris

    artemis, David A. has never performed in Jakarta. He has actually never been there.

  • dy77

    I think Cook looks fine in his glasses. Kris looks cute in his hat from yesterday and Glasses!Kris is always hot. The pic of Adam with the Angry Birds is adorable. Lee, well I am one of the folks who thinks he looks schlumpy, sorry. YMMV, different strokes, etc. But I hope the Lee fans get a lot of great video out of his Asia trip, I know that was a time that we Kris fans treasure.

  • http://MJO judes

    Anyway, it’s nice to see MJ perform Across the Universe again. Still think that ranks up there as one of the most underrated AI performances ever.

    I agree Sunchick- Simon was so wrong that night.

    Here’s another video of an Interview with Reality Rocks. The fun side of Michael comes out here. He says his ‘new album will hopefully be out in October-Ill believe that when I see it.

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/04/american-idols-michael-johns-confirms-season-10-return.html

  • artemis

    Kris-
    If Archie has never been to Jakarta, I guess I misread something on twitter-I can’t find it now. His name was on something from the Hotel, perhaps explaining that Lee won American Idol, the show that brought David Archuleta to fame or something of that nature.
    Hotel Mulia is a luxury Hotel. A tweeter from Indonesia called the hotel and was told Lee would perform eight songs and would have a full band with him, so I assume that’s the case for all Lee’s Asian events.

  • tripp_ncwy

    From what I had seen for David A. that Jakarta date at Hotel Mulia was a rumor that was never confirmed by his management at the time, Melinda. There was a twitter rumor that he was going to be there March 20 but rumor started way before he split with his management.